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22 reviews
The pool, the garden, the house
The groundfloor sitting-room, the dinnining area , the open-plan kitchen
The double-bed bedroom of the groundfloor with the en-suite bathroom/WC
The en-suite bathroom/WC to the previous bedroom
The second groundfloor bedroom
Another bathromm/WC of the ground floor
The veranda of the upper level; the view is majestic!
From the veranda you enter an independent bedroom with an en-suite bathroom/WC
The bathroom attached to the independet bedroom of the upper level
The veranda with the view again
The spacious main room of the upper level and the mazannine
The sitting under the attic;a wonderful view;the two sofas can accomodate two persons for sleeping
The two beds on the mezannine can be brought together
The bathroom/WC accessible from the main room of the upper level
The sitting corner of the upper level main room and the entrance to kitchen and bathroom/WC
The pool
The inner courtyard, the stairway to the upper level and the veranda
The inner courtyard
It's getting dark...beautiful!
Our village,  Gonia; the Skalidis house at the heyday
The main square , the church, the coffee-shop in the  shade of the huge tree
The old town of Rethymno, 9 km from our village. A public bus runs appr. every hour
An ottoman mosque on the venezian fortress of Rethymnon
The Preveli palm-beach, 28 km
Aghios Pavlos beach 30 km
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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BeateHerz
Bonn, Germany
1 review
“We had a great time at a great place”
Reviewed 8 January 2018 for a stay in October 2017

This place has been just perfekt for us. It is located in a small, nice and quite village. The house and pool was need, clean and comfortable. The house is very special, since it is very old, authentic and beautifully arranged. We felt there just extremely comfortable and at home. Even though we felt at the countryside, we got every morning our very lovely fresh bred from the nearby cornershop or freshly made cheese from the nearby cheese dairy (sheep&goat). With our rental car we went to different beaches. All of them were fantastic. Since it was already the end of October the beaches were nearly empty and we had a very peaceful und relaxing time. The sea was still warm and therefore we could enjoy it every day.
The locals there were very friendly. We didn't meet in this village other tourists, therefore it was very peaceful.
Thanks a lot to our great hosts Konstantinos & Fotini! We feld very warm welcomed and at ease. You made this place so special.
We hope to be able to visit this place again!

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1 review
“Amazing authentic stay”
Reviewed 2 November 2017 for a stay in September 2017

It always remains the big question mark when booking an apartment / house: "Is it as nice as it looks on the picture?" Well no doubt about it in this case. It was truly amazing. Perfectly accommodated house, well maintained, great service by Konstantinos and his wife and the perfect get away from the main tourist areas while still being close them.

Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
2 Nov 2017
Thanks a lot for your kind review, dear Rob!
It has been a pleasure to treat you and your family as our guests and we would be very happy to do it again!
Best wishes from Crete
Fotini and Konstantinos
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Riitta T
Mustasaari, Finland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Lovely house in a nice small village”
Reviewed 19 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

We met the owner of the house at the village gas station and drove after him through small lanes to the highest point of the village. We were welcomed also by Konstantinos' wife Fotini, and by nice Cretan snacks and fruit. We were introduced to the nicely restored house with lots and lots of lovely details. The house consists of two separate floors, on the lower floor a perfectly equipped kitchen and a sitting area, two bedrooms and bathrooms and a nice terrace with enough space for all of us, 5 adults, 3 girls (8, 10 and 11 yrs). From the terrace a staircase leads to the upper floor with one bedroom and bathroom, a lovely large room with sofa beds and a loft with two beds. In addition there was a kitchen and a bathroom on the upper floor, and a nice small terrace. We just loved the house! The garden with nice trees, flowers and herbs and the pool was separated from the house by a narrow road - a nice place for relaxing. Especially the kids loved the good sized pool, and spent hours there!
Not just the house Oikos 1900 but also the village Gonia was lovely, small lanes, mostly old houses, some not yet restored. The village has one super market, adequately well equipped, and a taverna with very good food.
We have stayed in Rethymnon area several times before, and thought we know the area quite well. In spite of that we got some nice hints from Konstantinos of routes and places unknown to us!
The village is nicely situated in between the north and south coasts of Crete, and not far from the beautiful Rethymnon.
We really enjoyed our week in Oikos 1900, wish we could have stayed longer!

Your age range 50-64
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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 26 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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LidgateSt...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Excellent well-equipped villa with lots of charm”
Reviewed 30 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We had a really lovely time at the villa. It is spacious, well-equipped and full of character. We had lots of fun in the pool, which is set in a beautiful garden, shaded by orange and pomegranate trees. The villa overlooks the village and the surrounding countryside, and is just a few minutes walk from the village square.
Konstantinos and Fotini were attentive hosts who welcomed us with some much-needed food, wine and raki on our arrival and cooked a delicious Cretan meal for us during our stay. They also gave us plenty of useful advice on places to visit.
Gonia is a pretty village with a friendly bar on the square, where we spent several evenings drinking the local wine. The food at the village Taverna was excellent, and there was also a pretty well-stocked shop in walking distance of the villa. There is also a fantastic butchers and bakers within a five minute drive, as well as several supermarkets within a 10 minute drive. Rethynmon was easy to get to, and the main town beach was really good, but the best beach was about 20 minutes the other way down the coast (Lappei beach). This beach had miles of sand, a fantastic bar/restaurant and great swimming conditions for the kids. Getting to the beaches on the other side of the island took about 45 minutes, and was worth it just for the drive which takes you through the most beautiful countryside.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Klaus V
Witten, Germany
1 review
“wonderful days in autumn”
Reviewed 18 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

After last year we spent again wonderful days in Gonia. The accommodation was very comfortable and cozy, the hosts as always very warmly. A right place for those who are looking for real cretan life. If you want good tipps for excursions ask Mr Skaldis. He is professionell Tour guide and knows the wonderful island very well. We felt very comfortable and at home again and wie plan to travel next year to Gonia.

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Vicky S
Woodford, United Kingdom
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“Just Beautiful...”
Reviewed 1 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

I can honestly say that I did not want to leave - I had a tear in my eye as Konstantinos and his wife Fotini waved us off. We had an amazing 12 days in this villa - two families - 4 adults and youngsters ranging from 18 to 11.
We were greeted (at close to midnight) on our arrival by our hosts who were thoughtful enough to provide us with a very much appreciated light meal (and local wine). The villa suited us perfectly, it has been beautifully modernised whilst retaining a lot of character. The pool and gardens are immaculately kept by our hosts and are lit up at night with gourds decorated with coloured glass - just magical!
There is a gas barbeque in the courtyard and a larger coal barbeque in the garden area - the kitchen is also well stocked with plenty of crockery.
Our hosts were often on hand to answer any questions or give advice about local beaches and culture and also provided us with tomatoes and cucumbers from their garden which were perfect in a Greek salad.
There is a local café (good Greek coffee) and taverna within walking distance and a village shop which was able to provide most things to get you through (and also supplied bread better than most of the local bakers!)
I cannot recommend this villa and it's hosts highly enough.

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Liked best: The house, the location & tranquility
Liked least: That our holiday was not longer!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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